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Vacant civic buildings must be turned into Covid-19 hospitals: Thane mayor

Thane mayor Naresh Mhaske directed the civic administration to make available vacant civic buildings and properties to private hospitals at nominal rates to set up COVID-19 treatment facilities.

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Coronavirus | Thane | Maharashtra

Press Trust of India  |  Thane 

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mayor Naresh Mhaske on

Thursday directed the civic administration to make available vacant civic buildings and properties to private hospitals at nominal rates to set up COVID-19 treatment facilities.

The mayor has written to the civic administration and sought its immediate compliance, an official statement said.

The city has been witnessing a surge in COVID-19 cases, causing acute shortage of beds and accessories, the Mhaske said.

The civic administration should throw open the unoccupied and vacant civic properties for setting up COVID-19 treatment centres, he said.

The mayor also directed the civic administration to permit hospitals that have more than 25 beds to start treatment for COVID-19 patients.

He further stated that the temporary COVID-19 hospital set up at a parking plaza in city should be made a permanent one.

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First Published: Thu, April 08 2021. 20:00 IST
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